"Mayo Clinic has wonderful endocrinologists. I travel 120 miles each way every 3-4 months to go there. They were great there I went from an a1c of 10.9 to 6.1 in 6 months. They were able to get me regulated when the local endocrinologists in the…"
"I have had a lot of issues with pod failures on and off for the past 3 1/2 years I have been using the pods. You may want to ask to speak with one of the program managers. They can help you trouble shoot to see whether e it is something you are…"
"When I work out I have to suspend insulin delivery while I work out to help prevent lows and have my pump settings reduced by 50% for a few hours afterwards. One trick I have found that helps me to stabilize my sugar levels is to eat a teaspoon of…"
"I have had a lot of issues with the 3 month supply I have. They are all from the same lot number and my readings have gone from being in the 80s and 90s to over 150 and 200. I have a few from my last batch and when I switch back to the other lot…"
"Tubing is a big deal. Someone I used to work with, moved over to pods from her pump that has tubing in it. She complained that if she went swimming or showered, she had to remember to disconnect it. I would ask the local rep if you could have a…"
"One thing that has helped me is that I started using the Dexcom Seven CGM about a month ago. So if my pod is not functioning like it should, I can see the shift in my glucose levels and adjust as necessary."
"I am not sure when it will be coming out. Insulet Corp has been very helpful with all of the issues that I have had. The program manager knows my name. That is how often I call. I am tired of all of the issues, but at the same time, I know that the…"
"I too have had issues with the PDM failing and the pods failing as well. I have been on the OmniPod since April 2010 and they have replaced my PDM 10 times because of communication issues. The past month, I have had better luck with the pods, only…"
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